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An Emergency Ready Plan Can Help You Prepare for a Flood

12/22/2020 (Permalink)

Minimize Flood Damage with an ERP

Floods are one of the most common and widespread natural disasters in the United States.  Hurricanes, tornadoes, earthquakes might seem like the most dangerous natural hazards you could ever face. Growing up in California and Florida I was consistently doing earthquake or hurricane drills in school. I haven’t heard much about those now that I am living in Arizona. Most people do not realize that floods and droughts cause more fatalities to Americans over time.  If you live near a coastline, along city streets, in the mountains, near a river, or even in the desert, there is always great potential for flood damage from a storm.  Natural disasters usually cause a great deal of damage and/or loss of life. The most destructive natural disaster in economic terms in the United States was a storm on August 29, 2005.  In more recent history, Hurricane Harvey unleashed an insane amount of damage in the Gulf of Mexico. While the actual winds and initial rainfall did cause a lot of damage, most of the lasting damage was caused by the flooding that remained long after the hurricane events were over. Katrina was the deadliest Hurricane on record and Harvey was the most costly. 

Flood damage can affect your home or business in a variety of ways and can go from affecting a single room to having entire floors being fully submerged.  Understanding how to prepare for and deal with potential flooding events in advance can affect how much of your property gets damaged during an event and how much of your property has to be replaced.  Remember, Faster to Any Size Disaster is not merely our slogan. It is a reality you have to deal with in a flooding situation. And It is an honest description of SERVPRO of North Central Mesa’s ability to receive your call and respond quickly when you need us, regardless of property size or type.  You can learn how to be prepared BEFORE a storm affects your business and your life.

The SERVPRO READY Profile Advantage

As many as 50% of businesses close down following a disaster.  Of the businesses that survive, most of them had a plan in place ahead of time. Pre-planning can serve as an insurance policy aimed at giving you peace of mind during a disaster. knowing you are "Ready for whatever happens" speaks trust to your clients and employees that when your business is affected by a disaster, they don’t necessarily have to be.

SERVPRO of North Central Mesa can help you prepare ahead of time with the SERVPRO Emergency Ready Plan, or ERP. By developing a SERVPRO Emergency READY Plan Profile for your business, you could minimize interruption for your business by having an immediate plan of action available at your fingertips! Knowing what to do and what to expect, before something happens, is the key to timely mitigation and can help minimize how storm and flood damage can affect your business. The SERVPRO Emergency Ready Plan is both FREE and Digital. It will cost you nothing to set up and can be available to anyone in your business via the free Android or IOS app. There really is no reason not to have one set up!

Emergency Ready Plan Benefits

  • A no-cost assessment of your facility.
    Since it is free,  there is no need to allocate funds for it, giving you a great value at no cost.
  • It is a  concise digital Profile Document that contains only the critical information needed in the event of an emergency.
    It will only take a little time to complete, and will save you a lot of time when you need it.
  • It serves as a guide to help you get back into your building following a disaster.
    This can help decrease the amount of time your business is not active by having an immediate plan of action that is easy to access and easy to follow..
  • Establishes SERVPRO of North Central Mesa as your disaster mitigation and restoration provider.
    You have a provider that is recognized as an industry leader and close by who already has all of your information as well. This means we can respond faster and begin the mitigation process with little direction. This leaves you free to handle other issues you need to deal with.
  • It identifies the line of command for authorizing work to begin.
    Again, This saves time because it sets us up so we can begin the work of mitigating your damaged property which can save you time and money.
  • It provides facility details such as shut-off valve locations, priority areas and priority contact information.
    When helping businesses set up their emergency ready plan, one of the most common things that happen is no one knows where the shutoff valves are. They have to call someone to find out where they are located. Not having access to this information readily available will usually cause significantly more damage to a property. This is vital information for on premises staff to have available during an emergency event.

Having a quick reference for what to do, how to do it, and who to call gives you and your employees solutions in advance of an emergency so that during the emergency you are "Ready for whatever happens."

SERVPRO of North Central Mesa has restoration experts available 24 hours a day 7 days a week to get your business back up and running. Our emergency response expertise includes restoration services for fire and water damage, and disinfectant cleaning services for confirmed COVID-19 cases and preventative measures. Most people don’t know that we are also quite prolific with our document drying services. We are also your business’s best resource for mold mitigation and removal.  We are ready to serve our community because we are "Faster to Any Size Disaster".

Have Storm or Flood Damage? Call Us Today, SERVPRO of North Central Mesa: (480) 553-7103

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